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Harlem Globetrotters on ‘Unsung Hollywood’

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James aren’t the only renowned athletes of basketball. In fact, the living legends might have looked up to a group of players who were doing alley-oops and pick and rolls before they were even born. Those men are the Harlem Globetrotters.

Founded in 1927, the team has been entertaining audiences for more than eight decades. But it wasn’t always fun and games in the earlier years. While receiving applause and standing ovations on the court, they were facing racism and criticism off the court.

Despite the odds, they are more popular than ever now. Playing more than 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries, these ballers are still going strong today.

Want to hear more of their story? Check out the Harlem Globetrotters on the season finale of TV One’s Unsung Hollywood Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST.